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Visiting Japan for the 1st or 37th Time with PDX Deals Guy

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MtM Podcast – First Japan Visit with PDX Deals Guy

In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast, Shawn Coomer is joined by PDX Deals Guy to discuss his recent first ever trip to Japan. How it was flying JAL, making last minute changes, hotels, food and how hard is it for a first time traveler? Plus bullet trains and whether it makes sense to day trip to Kyoto.
Shawn also provides an update on his upcoming trip which is both crazy and changing rapidly but should be fun. Get ready for some inspiration as we bring you the virtual sights, smells and tastes of Japan to inspire your travels!

Episode Notes

  • 02:31 – Why Shawn’s upcoming trip is crazy
  • 08:33 – Flexibility and last minute flight changes
  • 15:57 – Tokyo hotels including Hilton Shinjuku & Hyatt Regency
  • 23:12 – Bullet training to Kyoto
  • 28:30 – Priorities & What to do – first time in Japan
  • 34:26 – Tackling Japanese food
  • 40:33 – How tech is making it easier than ever to travel to Japan


I hope you enjoy this episode!

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Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer earns and burns millions of miles/points per year circling the globe with his family. An expert at accumulating travel rewards, he founded Miles to Memories to help others achieve their travel goals for pennies on the dollar. Shawn also runs a million dollar reselling business, knows Vegas better than most and loves to spend his time at the 12 Disney parks across the world.

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  1. As someone who’s planning a first-time trip to Japan next year, I really enjoyed this episode, and took notes! Keep up the good work!


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